Thinking in a Castle

Ballycarberry castle ruins, Caherciveen, Ireland

Ballycarberry castle ruins, Caherciveen, Ireland

Thinking thoughts that only a two year old can…and only a two year old knows.  🙂  Enjoy thinking your thoughts today.  Dream of beauty, joy, peace, God, love, laughter.  Good things.   Slainte, Lisa

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.” ~Philippians 4:8

Wisdom Wednesday

Some Wednesday Wisdom

A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.


May you never forget what is worth remembering, or remember what is best forgotten.

irish ocean

Humor to a man is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.

cat pillow

A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

sheep and dog

Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it!


(shameless product placement, but as a Lyons I feel compelled 🙂 )

I pray wisdom and humor and laughter and joy for your day!  Slan, Lisa

The Well-Worn Stairs


This castle hallway in Ireland has been well-used and well-loved over the years.  Now, the castle lies in ruins, yet the memories of what was remain for any visitor who is blessed with an imagination.  Our old house here in the States has some well-worn stairs as well, but I dare say with a bit more foot space left on them.  One of my favorite things to think of is the many feet attached to the many different characters who have run, plodded, skipped and sat upon our stairs over the years.  Stories…memories….life.  Blessings, Lisa

Keeping the Door Open

“Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”  – Jesus, Revelation 3:20

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Jesus, Matthew 7:7-8

As my family stood at this open door near Cahirciveen, there was no hindrance to our coming in or going out.  It stood open all the time.  In real life, there are many shut doors that try to stand in our way.  And the biggest one is usually the one we try to erect in our heart between ourselves and God.  But He is waiting, right on the other side of that door of pride and independence, waiting to let us know how much He loves us.  He will never leave us or forsake us, and for that, I am so thankful today.  Slainte, Lisa

Antiquity Looks Outward

Old looks toward the new, wishing it would slow down and enjoy its newness.

The new tends to ignore the old, until it realizes that in a few short years, it will be old as well.

The new house, the old castle, the same beautiful land that God has made.  Both with worth and stories and hopefully, filled with love.

Have fun filling your new or old home with love today.    Slainte, Lisa